[OpenAFS] afsd -rmtsys and shutdown
Mon, 8 Jan 2007 16:38:13 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, Derrick J Brashear wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Derrick J Brashear <email@example.com> writes:
> >> So basically, what *should* happen is that afsd -shutdown should cause
> >> it to die, bt doesn't, because it's a new invocation of afsd. So it
> >> can't remember rmtsysd's pid
> >> I could do something where a child like the afsd handler holds in a
> >> syscall until it gets a shutdown call, and then kills rmtsysd by pid.
> >> That's the best idea I have. Other thoughts?
> > That would work. We could also just write the PID to a file and have afsd
> > -shutdown read it back from the file to kill the other process.
> Sort of wretched. Not really more wretched than the thing I proposed but I
> considered and sort of made a face at it already
For better or worse, that's the way a lot of daemons handle it on Linux...
have a look at the number of *.pid files in /var/run